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during the == inning in Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Rays defeated the Dodgers 8-7 to tie the series 2-2 games. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Rays' rally joins Buckner, Bevens among wild Series endings

Oct. 25, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It was improbable enough that little-known Brett Phillips would get the big hit for Tampa Bay against Dodgers All-Star closer Kenley Jansen. What followed was outright inconceivable. Phillips’ tying single with two outs in the ninth inning turned into a game-ending hit when...

Today in History

Oct. 21, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 21, the 295th day of 2020. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J. On this date: In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution,...

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, right, celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Ronald Acuna (13) against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning in Game 2 Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020,  in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Freeman, Albies HR again, Braves hang on for 2-0 NLCS lead

Oct. 14, 2020 3:14 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ozzie Albies homered into the Braves bullpen in the ninth inning for the second straight night, and Mark Melancon once again caught the ball on the fly. Atlanta had a five-run lead at the time. By the time the reliever was summoned to the mound, the lead was down to two. Melancon...

Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria watches as players practice during a baseball workout in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The White Sox are scheduled to play the Oakland Athletics in an American League wild-card playoff series starting Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

White Sox, Renteria agree to split after breakout season

Oct. 12, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Rick Renteria fostered a culture that allowed young players to develop into stars. And just like the last time, he lost his job after helping start a turnaround. The Chicago White Sox and their manager agreed to split following a disappointing finish to a breakout season in which they made...

A member of the Miami Marlins staff and manager Don Mattingly, right, lead Starling Marte (6) away after Marte was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Marte left the game with an unknown injury. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Miami OF Marté left off NLDS roster against Braves

Oct. 6, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Miami Marlins left outfielder Starling Marté off their NL Division Series roster against the Atlanta Braves because of a hand injury. Marté fractured his left hand in Miami's first wild-card game against the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 30, though the Marlins had hoped he would be...

Members of the Miami Marlins celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The Marlins won the series 2-0 to advance to the division series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Marlins look for more playoff success against Braves in NLDS

Oct. 5, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Miami Marlins have been the biggest surprise of the postseason so far. They say they aren't done, either. In the playoffs for the first time since 2003, the Marlins swept the Chicago Cubs in the wild-card round and open their best-of-five series against NL East rival Atlanta on Tuesday...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein speaks at a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. Epstein appears to be gearing up for one more go-around as the Cubs' president of baseball operations. Epstein said Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, his expectation is the “status quo” when it comes to the team's leadership and anticipates remaining on the job for at least one more season, with his contract set to expire in 2021. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Epstein expects to remain with Cubs at least for next season

Oct. 5, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Theo Epstein appears to be gearing up for one more go-round as the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations. Epstein said Monday his expectation is the “status quo” when it comes to the team's leadership and he anticipates remaining on the job for at least one more...

Members of the Miami Marlins celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The Marlins won the series 2-0 to advance to the division series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A capsule look at the Marlins-Braves playoff series

Oct. 5, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-five playoff series between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves in Houston beginning Tuesday: ___ Season Series: Braves won 6-4. ___ MIAMI MARLINS Record: 31-29. Playoff Entry: second place, NL East. Playoff Seed: No. 6. Manager: Don Mattingly (fifth season). Projected Rotation: RHP...

Members of the Miami Marlins celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The Marlins won the series 2-0 to advance to the division series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

'Bottom-feeding' Marlins are making a splash in playoffs

Oct. 3, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Their T-shirts say Bottom Feeders, even though the Miami Marlins are showing they’re a different kind of fish in 2020 — the sort that rises to make a splash. Surprising Miami has advanced to MLB's final eight, disproving disparaging adjectives so often applied to the...

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler, left, and catcher Chad Wallach (17) celebrate a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The Marlins won the series 2-0 to advance to the division series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cooper homers, Sánchez dominates, Marlins knock out Cubs 2-0

Oct. 2, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins didn't need a hand from a fan at Wrigley Field to knock the Chicago Cubs out of the playoffs this time. They did just fine on their own, and they showed they're hardly bottom feeders. Garrett Cooper homered against Yu Darvish in a two-run seventh, hard-throwing rookie...